Fraction Word Problems
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Joshua picked 2 1/2 buckets of strawberries. Joe picked 3 1/2 buckets of strawberries. How many buckets of strawberries did the two boys pick?
After a class party 3 1/6 cartons of orange juice and 2 3/6 cartons of apple juice remained from the 10 cartons the teacher purchased. How much juice was used?
4 2/6 cartons
Lia read her new book for 2 3/4 of an hour on Tuesday. If she read for 1 1/4 of an hour before lunch, how long did she read for after lunch?
1 2/4 of an hour
An equilateral triangle measures 5 3/8 centimeters on one side. What is the perimeter of the triangle?
16 1/8 cm
A regular pentagon measures 5 1/8 cm on one side. What is the perimeter of the pentagon?
25 5/8 cm
My dog is 6 1/2 years old. My cat is 2 1/2 years younger than my dog. How old is my cat?
4 years old
At the market I bought 2 3/8 kg of fruit and 3 1/8 kg of vegetables. What is the total mass, in kilograms, of the items I bought?
5 4/8 kg
Mr. Smith and his son went fishing. Mr. Smith caught 2 1/2 kg of fish and his son caught 4 1/2 kg of fish. How many kilograms of fish did they catch in all?
Tom and Ben ordered a pizza for lunch. They each ate 1/5 of the pizza. How much pizza was left?
On Monday I spent 3/12 of my homework time reading and 9/12 working on a math project. How much more time did I spend on my math project?
6/12 of the time
Liam and Samson wanted to eat some candy bars. Liam wanted to eat 7/12 of a candy bar and Samson wanted to eat 15/12 of a candy bar. What is the mixed number of candy bars they will eat together?
1 10/12 candy bars
6/8 of a set of pencils need to be sharpened. What fraction of the pencils do not need to be sharpened?
2/8 of the pencils
I ate 4/12 of a box of donuts. My brother ate 1/12 more than I did. What fraction of the box of donuts did we eat in all?
9/12 of the donuts
Three friends ate 4/6 of a birthday cake. After dinner dad ate 1/6 of the remaining cake. How much cake was left?
1/6 of the cake
Four friends each ate 6/8 of a burrito. What is the improper fraction of burritos they ate?
On Monday Joe picked some apples from the tree. In the afternoon he picked 2/8 of a kilogram and then he had an entire kilogram of apples. How many kilograms did Joe pick in the morning?
6/8 of a kilogram
My recipe calls for 6 5/8 cups of white flour and 4 6/8 cups of whole wheat flour. How many cups of flour does the recipe need?
11 3/8 cups of flour
To make a fruit salad Marvin mixes 1 3/4 cups of diced peaches with 2 1/4 cups sliced pears. His serving bowl can hold 6 2/4 cups. How much of the bowl will be empty?
2 2/4 cups
My dog is 5 2/6 years old. My cat is 4 3/6 years younger than my dog. How old is my cat?
5/6 years old
My granola bar recipe calls for 8 2/3 cups of pecans and 4 1/3 cups of walnuts. How many cups of nuts are needed for the recipe?
Kate has 4 3/8 yards of fabric and needs 2 7/8 yard to make a skirt. How much extra fabric will she have left after making the skirt?
1 4/8 yards
Reggie is making double layer cake. The recipe for the first layer calls for 2 1/4 cups of sugar. The recipe for the second layer calls for 1 3/4 cups of sugar. Reggie has 5 cups of sugar. How much will he have left after making both layers?
1 cups of sugar
Maria's glass of apple juice is 4/8 full and then she drinks 2/8 of it. How much apple juice is left?
Carlos bought 2 1/4 gallons of paint but he only used 2/4 of a gallon of pain to paint his room. How much paint does he have left over?
1 3/4 gallons of paint
At my birthday party, we ordered 6/3 of pepperoni pizza, 5/3 of extra cheese pizza and then 2/3 of bacon pizza. How much pizza did we order in all? Answer with a mixed number.
4 1/3 pizzas
Aunt Rhonda ate 3 2/5 cookies and Uncle Steven ate 3 3/5 cookies. How much did they eat altogether? Write your answer as an improper fraction.
During the pie eating contest my dad ate 5 4/4 pies and my mom ate 2 1/4 pies. How many pies did they eat together?
8 1/4 pies